Pinneyum Movie Review: Not Quite the Classic Expected From the Return of the Legend

There was a time when one watched Malayalam films partly with a view of getting that reassuring feeling of how life continues to be a lot less chaotic back home in Kerala. Of course this is generally with reference to a non-resident Keralite like me. Times have of course changed, Kerala isn’t really all that tranquil overall as it used to be. There are signs of development and change all over and not really restricted to a Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram or Kozhikode, but even in the interiors as well. Of course once in a while we do get to see films like Maheshinte Prathikaaram which still enable one to soak in the ambience and the feel of the days gone by. While I am all for development and personally enjoy a lot of the so called new generation films, I do admit that I also do yearn from time to time for tales that are simple and rooted and giving me a glimpse of the state that usually serves as a place where I get to recharge myself once in a while.Continue reading “Pinneyum Movie Review: Not Quite the Classic Expected From the Return of the Legend”

Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s “Pinneyum”: Trailer

Pinneyum Poster 2Pinneyum ( Once Again) is a forthcoming Malayalam film that sees veteran writer-director Adoor Gopalakrishnan back after a long gap of 8 years. He has written, directed and co-produced Pinneyum (with Baby Mathew Somatheeram being the other producer). The film features an interesting star cast, with popular pair Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in the lead and the supporting cast sees Marathi actor Subodh Bhave making his Malayalam debut. The rest of the star cast includes Nedumudi Venu, Indrans, Vijayaraghavan, Srinda Ashab, KPAC Lalitha etc. The music is by Bijibal while M.J.Radhakrishnan is the DOP and B.Ajith Kumar is the editor.Continue reading “Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s “Pinneyum”: Trailer”

Anchu Sundarikal Movie Review: An Anthology film with a Heart

Anchu-SundarikalAmal Neerad who started off his filmy career as a cinematographer in Hindi Cinema, moved to Malayalam Cinema when he turned filmmaker with Big B. Subsequently he went on to make films like Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded, Anwar and Bachelor Party.Continue reading “Anchu Sundarikal Movie Review: An Anthology film with a Heart”

Anchu Sundarikal: Trailer

5 SundarikalAnthology films are in vogue now & Anchu Sundarikal (5 beautiful  women) is one such forthcoming Malayalam movie. The brainchild of cinematographer turned filmmaker, Amal Neerad, Anchu Sundarikal looks at women of 5 types- mother,daughter,lover, wife and actress through 5 short films.Continue reading “Anchu Sundarikal: Trailer”

Lokpal: Trailer

Lokpal is a forthcoming Malayalam movie which sees veterans Joshiy and S.N.Swamy come back together after a long time. The director-writer combination of Joshiy and S.N.Swamy have worked together on films like Naduvazhikal, Dhruvam, Sainyam, Janmam etc. Continue reading “Lokpal: Trailer”

Venicile Vyapari-Trailer

Shafi happens to be one of the most prolific commercial filmmakers in Malayalam Cinema these days. He has already worked with Mammootty in 3 films so far-Thommmanum Makkalam, Mayavi and Chattambinaadu, all of which were successful at the box-office. Shafi and Mammootty are back again together with Venecile Vyapari ( Merchant of Venice ) and its written by James Albert whose previous films-Classmates, Cycle and Ividam Swargamanu have all done well commercially.Continue reading “Venicile Vyapari-Trailer”